JACKSON — Jackson Mayor Randy Evans has announced that due to the recent confirmation of individuals testing positive for COVID-19, the City of Jackson will be taking added safety precautions for the citizens and its employees.
“We have elected to discontinue curbside recycling until further notice,” stated Evans. “Recyclables are normally household items that individuals have been in direct contact with and go directly into the recycle containers with no protection for others who may come in direct contact with the item(s).”
Evans added, “We are reaching out to the Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, Vinton Solid Waste Management District to obtain additional drop-off containers and a second location. We will continue with the four containers located at the City Garage. We appreciate everyone’s understanding and support.”
On another note, Evans stated that all garbage should be in bags or boxed, to also limit possible exposure.
He has closed the basketball courts at Hillcrest Pool Park until further notice.
“City parks and shelter houses remain open for now, but all distancing and non-congregating orders apply,” stated Evans. “All city playgrounds, basketball courts, baseball fields, etc are closed. Yard sales and garage sales are prohibited.”
Evans said, “It’s time to be more vigilant in our precautions. Assume that everything you touch could be contaminated. Assume that everyone you come in contact with has been exposed. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Assert that others around you do the same. Check on your family. Check on your neighbors. Be patient, be kind. If you need help, reach out to us... we are here for you.”